Precinct 3 Completes a Garden Just for Butterflies at Dennis Johnston Park
Photo: HCP3

Precinct 3 Completes a Garden Just for Butterflies at Dennis Johnston Park

May 15 2024

Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey’s Office recently unveiled the renewed Butterfly Garden at Dennis Johnston Park in Spring, Texas. The project, completed in late April, repairs erosion and includes a dry creek bed, fresh gravel, edging, and pollinator-friendly flowers.

The dry creek bed enhances the visual appeal of the garden while preventing soil erosion by channeling stormwater run-off into Spring Creek. Previously, rainwater would flow into the garden, washing away the gravel. The newly planted garden beds feature nectar-rich plants used as a food source, like coneflowers and milkweed, plus colorful salvia, sunflowers, and a variety of other pollinator plants.

Butterfly gardens act as a source of sunlight and shelter from the elements for the colorful, winged insects, while also providing the right plants to attach while in their chrysalis. The Precinct 3 Parks Department encourages volunteers to join the monthly Butterfly Garden volunteer days to enjoy the new garden while also lending a helping hand in butterfly species population.

To register, visit, click on "Events & Registration" and view "Park Programs." Click here to watch a reel of the Butterfly Garden's transformation. 

Source: HCP3

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